The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 571 611 553
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 362 343 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 266 279 305
Average salary £75,000 £75,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £102,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Architect over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 351 £75,000 -3.22% 31
London +29 202 £83,750 +1.51% 17
South East +34 60 £70,000 -3.44% 3
City of London +41 53 £55,000 -36.23% 3
West Midlands -1 25 £70,000 - 1
Berkshire +10 23 £75,000 +42.85% 2
East Midlands +16 15 £52,750 -27.24% 4
Coventry -7 14 £70,000 -
Yorkshire -11 13 £62,500 -3.84%
East of England -10 12 £66,250 +1.92% 3
West Sussex +12 10 £62,500 -19.35%
Lincolnshire - 10 - - 2
Barton-upon-Humber - 10 - - 1
South West -1 9 £65,000 +18.72% 2
North West -6 9 £60,000 -12.72%
Hampshire -7 9 £50,000 -34.21%
Scotland +7 8 £43,913 -32.44%
Cheshire +2 8 £57,500 -14.81%
Bedfordshire +20 7 £67,500 +35.00% 1
Bedford - 7 £67,500 - 1
Glasgow - 7 £43,913 -
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £55,000 -21.42%
Uxbridge - 6 £80,000 -
Essex -5 5 £65,000 - 1
Slough - 5 £80,000 -
Swindon +3 4 £70,000 +30.84%
Wiltshire -8 4 £70,000 +30.84%
East Sussex - 4 £62,500 -
Southampton - 4 £68,750 -
Brighton - 4 £62,500 -

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title.

1 347 (43.59%) Finance
2 242 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (23.99%) Java
4 175 (21.98%) Oracle
5 167 (20.98%) Banking
6 159 (19.97%) TOGAF
7 140 (17.59%) .NET
8 124 (15.58%) Microsoft
9 122 (15.33%) Middleware
10 118 (14.82%) Retail
11 113 (14.20%) JavaScript
12 112 (14.07%) SOA
13 105 (13.19%) Windows
14 102 (12.81%) SQL Server
15 101 (12.69%) Enterprise Architecture
16 97 (12.19%) C#
17 96 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
18 93 (11.68%) SQL
19 88 (11.06%) HTML
20 87 (10.93%) Scrum
20 87 (10.93%) WebSphere
21 86 (10.80%) E-Commerce
22 83 (10.43%) Web Services
22 83 (10.43%) IBM
23 82 (10.30%) Zachman Framework
24 79 (9.92%) Linux
25 77 (9.67%) XML
26 76 (9.55%) Apache
27 75 (9.42%) LAN
27 75 (9.42%) Cisco

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 87 (10.93%) WebSphere
2 76 (9.55%) Apache
3 68 (8.54%) IIS
4 65 (8.17%) Tomcat
5 61 (7.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 58 (7.29%) Oracle Coherence
7 18 (2.26%) WebSphere Process Server
7 18 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (2.14%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.76%) CMS
10 13 (1.63%) SharePoint
10 13 (1.63%) Node.js
11 10 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (1.13%) Joomla!
12 9 (1.13%) JBoss
13 8 (1.01%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.75%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.63%) Magnolia
Applications
1 39 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.63%) MS Office
3 3 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (4.02%) RMDS
2 30 (3.77%) SAP FI
2 30 (3.77%) SAP FI/CO
2 30 (3.77%) SAP CO
3 12 (1.51%) SAP HR
3 12 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.51%) SAP SCM
3 12 (1.51%) SAP LE
4 5 (0.63%) AWD
4 5 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.50%) Magento
6 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.13%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.13%) Summit
7 1 (0.13%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.13%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 45 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.14%) SaaS
4 13 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.75%) Office 365
6 4 (0.50%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.38%) Force.com
8 2 (0.25%) PaaS
8 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.25%) Route 53
8 2 (0.25%) IaaS
8 2 (0.25%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 75 (9.42%) LAN
2 74 (9.30%) WAN
3 73 (9.17%) SAN
4 67 (8.42%) HTTP
5 60 (7.54%) NAS
6 58 (7.29%) FCoE
6 58 (7.29%) Fibre Channel
6 58 (7.29%) Multicast
7 29 (3.64%) Internet
8 26 (3.27%) iSCSI
9 16 (2.01%) Firewall
10 8 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.75%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.38%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (0.38%) RFID
13 2 (0.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (12.81%) SQL Server
2 71 (8.92%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (7.91%) DB2
4 39 (4.90%) Big Data
5 38 (4.77%) Hadoop
6 33 (4.15%) HBase
7 21 (2.64%) NoSQL
7 21 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (2.39%) MySQL
9 16 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (1.76%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.63%) Relational Database
12 11 (1.38%) OLAP
13 10 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.26%) Riak
13 10 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (1.01%) Oracle OLAP
14 8 (1.01%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 17 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.26%) ReSharper
2 10 (1.26%) Karma Test Runner
3 9 (1.13%) Maven
4 8 (1.01%) Subversion
5 6 (0.75%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 5 (0.63%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.13%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.13%) MSTest
9 1 (0.13%) JIRA
9 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.13%) NUnit
9 1 (0.13%) Ant
9 1 (0.13%) JUnit
9 1 (0.13%) Selenium
9 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
General
1 347 (43.59%) Finance
2 167 (20.98%) Banking
3 118 (14.82%) Retail
4 33 (4.15%) Marketing
5 30 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.88%) Back Office
9 14 (1.76%) Corporate Banking
10 12 (1.51%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.51%) Automotive
11 11 (1.38%) Legal
12 9 (1.13%) Local Government
13 8 (1.01%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.63%) Military
15 4 (0.50%) Electronics
15 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.50%) Publishing
15 4 (0.50%) Games
16 2 (0.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (17.59%) .NET
2 122 (15.33%) Middleware
3 88 (11.06%) HTML
4 83 (10.43%) Web Services
5 77 (9.67%) XML
6 55 (6.91%) ASP.NET
7 53 (6.66%) J2EE
8 50 (6.28%) CSS
9 44 (5.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (4.77%) REST
11 37 (4.65%) jQuery
12 36 (4.52%) XSLT
13 35 (4.40%) AngularJS
14 33 (4.15%) Oracle Fusion
15 32 (4.02%) Ultra Messaging
15 32 (4.02%) Rendezvous
16 29 (3.64%) Spring
17 24 (3.02%) Hibernate
17 24 (3.02%) HTML5
18 22 (2.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.29%) Mainframe
2 40 (5.03%) User Experience
3 37 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.89%) Data Integration
5 29 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 20 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.14%) Mobile Banking
8 16 (2.01%) Online Banking
9 15 (1.88%) DataPower
10 13 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.63%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 12 (1.51%) N-Tier
12 11 (1.38%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.26%) Clustering
14 7 (0.88%) SWIFT
15 5 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
16 4 (0.50%) NHS
16 4 (0.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 105 (13.19%) Windows
2 79 (9.92%) Linux
3 68 (8.54%) Solaris
4 14 (1.76%) UNIX
5 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.50%) VME
7 4 (0.50%) CentOS
8 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.38%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.38%) AIX
8 3 (0.38%) SUSE
8 3 (0.38%) Debian
8 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.25%) Android
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (19.97%) TOGAF
3 112 (14.07%) SOA
4 101 (12.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 96 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 87 (10.93%) Scrum
7 86 (10.80%) E-Commerce
8 82 (10.30%) Zachman Framework
9 71 (8.92%) MVC
10 70 (8.79%) TDD
11 69 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
12 63 (7.91%) Mentoring
13 61 (7.66%) Performance Tuning
14 58 (7.29%) Benchmarking
15 51 (6.41%) Line Management
16 43 (5.40%) Project Management
17 41 (5.15%) Open Source
17 41 (5.15%) SDLC
18 37 (4.65%) CRM
19 36 (4.52%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 191 (23.99%) Java
2 113 (14.20%) JavaScript
3 97 (12.19%) C#
4 93 (11.68%) SQL
5 38 (4.77%) Python
6 20 (2.51%) PHP
7 12 (1.51%) T-SQL
7 12 (1.51%) Ruby
8 8 (1.01%) ABAP
9 6 (0.75%) VB.NET
9 6 (0.75%) COBOL
10 5 (0.63%) C++
10 5 (0.63%) Groovy
11 4 (0.50%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.50%) C
11 4 (0.50%) Perl
12 3 (0.38%) VB
12 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.38%) R
12 3 (0.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 45 (5.65%) Degree
2 10 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (1.26%) ISEB
2 10 (1.26%) CISSP
2 10 (1.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.01%) MCSE
4 7 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.75%) CCNP
5 6 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.38%) CCNA
8 3 (0.38%) CCDA
9 2 (0.25%) CCDP
9 2 (0.25%) CISM
9 2 (0.25%) MCITP
10 1 (0.13%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.28%) QA
2 6 (0.75%) EMIR
3 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.50%) COBIT
4 4 (0.50%) MiFID
4 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 58 (7.29%) NFS
1 58 (7.29%) SRDF
2 41 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.02%) Oracle RAC
4 31 (3.89%) Hyper-V
5 29 (3.64%) KVM
5 29 (3.64%) Xen
6 13 (1.63%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.75%) vSphere
8 4 (0.50%) Docker
8 4 (0.50%) XenApp
9 3 (0.38%) XenServer
9 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.38%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.38%) pfSense
10 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (1.51%) TeamSite
2 12 (1.51%) Tivoli
2 12 (1.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (0.38%) Puppet
4 2 (0.25%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.13%) OpenView
5 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.13%) Nagios
5 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 175 (21.98%) Oracle
2 124 (15.58%) Microsoft
3 83 (10.43%) IBM
4 75 (9.42%) Cisco
5 67 (8.42%) Intel
6 62 (7.79%) NetApp
7 61 (7.66%) EMC
8 54 (6.78%) VMware
9 50 (6.28%) SAP
10 43 (5.40%) Salesforce.com
11 36 (4.52%) TIBCO
12 33 (4.15%) Sybase
13 32 (4.02%) DataSynapse
14 25 (3.14%) Google
15 16 (2.01%) Facebook
15 16 (2.01%) Citrix
16 15 (1.88%) HP
17 12 (1.51%) hybris
17 12 (1.51%) LogLogic
18 11 (1.38%) F5
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum 10% bonus, pension, healthcare and h
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
KDR Recruitment Ltd
Salary: car allowance, bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £800000000 - £950000000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45 000 - £65 000 (+ superb package!!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Unspecified Up to £75,000 + Extensive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £70,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: full bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
KDR
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance, bonus, pension
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Kuoni Travel Ltd
Salary: Extremely Competitive Salary
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 24 days ago